Andrzej Bargiel – and Films
Andrzej Bargiel traded two table tennis paddles and a pocket knife for his first pair of wooden skis. From humble roots as one of eleven children, he became the three time Polish champion in ski mountaineering, and has skied all the highest peaks in Russia. He is renowned for his cutting-edge descents from four 8,000-metre peaks, including an impossible ski descent of K2. This fall he’ll attempt a world record ski speed ascent and descent of Mt. Everest. He joins us in Banff along with his brother, filmmaker Bartek Bargiel, for an on stage interview.
The on stage interview will be conducted by celebrated Canadian ski mountaineer Greg Hill.
Followed by Festival films.
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Life of Pie
When Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to the tiny, conservative high desert town of Fruita, Colorado almost twenty years ago, it was not on the map as far as mountain biking was concerned and they were on the fringe and a bit ostracized. Now they’re at the very heart and soul of the community.
After two years of planning, photographer Reuben Krabbe ventures into the BC backcountry on a clear moonless night to attempt to shoot an impossible, deep space ski photo of the Orion Nebula with a skier in the foreground.
*in person attendance
In the midst of Kosovo, an area that’s been haunted by war and ethnical conflicts, Elias Elhardt discovers the small ski resort Brezovica. Local snowboard enthusiast Hamdi guides Elias through this forgotten world and reflects on the question, how a future can be built if the past still weighs so heavily?
From the town of Skardu, paraglider Antoine Girard sets off on a three-week hike and fly tour to explore the Karakorum mountains in Pakistan – alone. If he succeeds, he will set a new altitude record in paragliding.